The 6th Sense.

Nov 17, 2005 | Pop Culture/Politics | 7 comments

Orprah. This morning is a prime example of why you on are my Love/Hate relationship list. I turned you on to clean house to – only to hear you asking a panel of gay men if “gaydar” was a REAL sense. Am I to take this serious? Really? What about “Stupidar” – is that real too? Cause mine is going off!
Here is a list of other “dars” we could do Oprah shows about…

Supersticiousdar.
Angrydar.
Manipulativedar.
Intellidar.
Straightdar. (According to the men on the panel this would be helpful with the whole “metrosexual” movement and all.)
Drunkdar.
Drugdar.
Jerkdar.
Liardar.
Retardar.
ConservativeChristiandar.
Basketcasedar.
Depressedar.
LiberalChristiandar.
Afrocentricdar.
WiccanPriestdar.

You get the point. Sadly what Oprah doesn’t know (even though she professes that we are all God’s children) is that for those of us who are in a relationship with Him He does not see us with all these labels that we give ourselves. If He did surely His “dar” devices would be malfunctioning from overload. When He sees us He sees His beloved Son and His blood that we have been saved with.

When we walk around giving ourselves labels that don’t match up with what He says about us – well, its just a sorry path. “I am depressed.” “I am angry.” “I am such a dork.” From my own experience it just makes you more depressed, more angry and feeling like a bigger dork.

As far as statements about ourselves that may seem like bigger hurdles (like “I’m gay.”) To follow Christ means to obey Him too. The closer we grow in relationship to Him the more we want to let go of things that He teaches against. From dishonoring sexuality to lying, cheating, (over)drinking on down the line. (I never said anything about it being easy. Neither did He.)

I am just writing to Christians here – but can you imagine what the Church would be like if we all walked around functioning like the Sons and Daughters of God that we ARE? Our labels would fall away the Eustas’ scales. We would shine.

In the meantime- while we are all learning to shine “gaydar” is a word I could stand to never hear again.

7 Comments

  1. FarmgirlCyn

    Preach it, sista.
    Love,
    Cindy

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  2. Faith

    I second that!!! Go girl!!

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  3. Platonicus Booknutticus

    If, like me, you would have had your Harpo-Dar fully activated, you never would have turned on that demonic ego circus.

    PS – the context of your John Lennon joke was in no way a shot against the guy covering the Lennon song, but rather against Lennon himself. Thus, you’re out of line.

    I will now travel back in time, to D&W in 1988, locate the soda aisle, find two 3!-Liter bottles (perhaps 7-up Gold) and launch an inassailable counter-offensive.

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  4. Parisienne Farmgirl

    Ugh…That’s why I said you had to see what I saw and hear what I heard…you and your blasted quest for accuracy! Fine. But Dolly Parton should not be singing John Lennon. No matter who sings it – I still HATE the song “Imagine”.
    Now that I think about it I am in for a whole season of hearing another one of his irritating songs. “So this is Christmas…and what have you done…another year older…a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year…lets hope its a good one… gag, sputter, gag, choke, wheez! (Those are my Calvin-being-subjected-to-John-Lennon-music sound effects!)
    “Demonic Ego Circus” – that is fabulous! But she told me what kind of jeans to wear for my body type the other day! The day you have big thighs and a small waist you will understand. Love to hate her – hate to love her!
    “Harpo-Dar” Can I use that? I’ll give you all the credit!
    If you remebmer correctly no matter how many liters you held, the minute I would go fearlessly crazy and run after you – you would flee like a little girl… I believe at that point you resorted to chasing me around with a butcher knife. Thus, establishing a deep fear of the LORD in my being.
    I still reign supreme as your older sister as I never had to clean up YOUR puked-up macaroni. That must have sucked.

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  5. Amanda

    Great points Ang! Fabulous post.

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  6. FarmgirlCyn

    I LOVED the jean segment!! Who knew???? Oprah telling me what style jeans to wear???
    Love,
    Cyn

    PS MY FAVORITE OPRAH THIS MONDAY…HER “FAVORITES” SHOW

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  7. julee

    I don’t want to judge, but I ALWAYS feel reverse discrimination when watching Oprah. This one made me want to call the studio and ask her when she is going to do a show for heterosexuals on “When We Knew.” I’m sure I’ll have more to say at Thanksgiving and I’ll be wearing my new jeans with pointed toe shoes.

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